This simple question is one I have dealt with many times. From a certain perspective, I can understand it. I don’t run to make money or win Olympic medals. There are plenty of people who are faster than me and will always be faster than me. However, all of the people who ask me why I…
We’re off and running, so to say, with our new Tumblr about training for the 2014 Boston Marathon. Follow along as eight very different people all focus on the same goal: making it to the finish line on Boylston Street.
tears reading about these 8 people and why they run. #loveboston
I talked to a bunch of smart journalists about how they conduct interviews.
1. Know your subject.
2. Come in with a plan.
3. Write questions ahead of time, but prioritize conversation.
4. Just come out and ask the hard stuff.
5. Embrace the silences.
6. Think in soundbites.
7. Play dumb.
8. Keep the mic running after you finish.
This is awesome. As someone who conducts a lot of video interviews - not on juicy subjects, but still - it’s a great guide.
|me:||time for bed|
|stomach:||LET'S EAT 15 CHEESEBURGERS WITH ICE CREAM CAKE AND POTATO CHIPS WITH AN ENTIRE TACO BELL ON THE SIDE|
|brain:||HEY REMEMBER ALL THOSE WORRIES, IDEAS, ASPIRATIONS AND OTHER ANXIOUS THOUGHTS WELL NOW YOU DO|
|muscles:||I HURT FOR AN UNEXPLAINED REASON LIKE ARE YOU GROWING DO YOU HAVE A DISEASE LOL IDK HELP|
|skin:||LET'S PLAY A GAME CALLED ARE YOU ITCHY OR DID A SPIDER EGG SACK JUST BIRTH ON YOU|
|ears:||THERE'S A JET PLANE 500 MILES AWAY ALSO I THINK THE NEIGHBOR IS VACUUMING|
|eyes:||WOW EVER NOTICE HOW IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY INTO PITCH BLACKNESS YOU CAN ALMOST SEE YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE|
|mouth:||IT'S DEATH VALLEY UP IN HERE|
|body:||HAVE FUN TOSSING AND TURNING FOR THE NEXT 2 HOURS|
We all get the Sunday night blues. But I have to say a pretty decent antidote is
a glass several glasses of rose, SP making artichoke risotto for dinner, the Motown station on Pandora, and an impending Skype date with a friend in Cali.
Thankful for all these things.
I think it’s important to note (for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing Patriots Day / Marathon Monday) that this is, without exaggeration, the biggest and best day in Boston each year.
My heart is heavy for my home city and I’m an ridden with anxiety waiting to hear back from all my people.
All of my thoughts, prayers, and love are in Boston.
The Boston Marathon is such a special, inspiring, hopeful, JOYOUS day. It is a day where people, no matter where they are from or what their background, come together to reach an incredible goal or support loved ones who are doing so. It is a day that really brings out the best in the city of Boston and its people. And now a cloud of fear and pain is going to hang over it for years to come.
I am heartbroken for my hometown and the losses its people suffered today.